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I put in a Callaway Full Toe 60 degrees in place of my Vokey SM8, definitely didn't think I was going to move away from Vokey until I saw the shaping of the Full Toe.  Still getting used to the feel, but working well for now.

DRIVER: CALLAWAY MAVRIK SUBZERO TRIPLE DIAMOND 9.0

3-WOOD: TITLEIST TSI3 15.0

HYBRID: TITLEIST TS2 3H 19.0

IRONS: MIURA CB-1008 4-P

WEDGES: MIURA TOUR SERIES 52; MIURA K-GRIND 56; CALLAWAY JAWS FULL TOE 60

PUTTER: TAYLOR SPIDER X

 

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I think my SIM Max driver is getting me to places to use my Ping G710 irons or my RTX Raw wedges to stick it close and use my Mizuno V Putter with the P2 Grip to score.   Lots of love for everything in the bag now so it's hard to pick a favorite.  But, I have been driving the ball really well since the SIM MAX went in the bag.  I mean I will try things out here and there but really nothing beats it right now.

I did chop an inch off the butt of the stock Ventus Red and added a heavier weight to it from billy bobs and it's been far more consistent for me than anything I have tried to beat it with.  

Sim max 10.5° ventus red 5s
Ping 5 wood G410 Alta s 
Ping iE1 DG120 S300 4-PW

Cleveland RTX zipcore Raw 52°- 56°- 60º 

Mizuno M-Craft V

Titleist proV1

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My Callaway MD5 64 Degree wedge. I was fortunate to get a free wedge and fitting as part of a member-guest. Took a flyer to see if it might be useful for my home course, which has tiny, fast greens with a lot of slope surrounded by deep greenside rough. 

 

It's amazing what this thing can do on short-side chips and pitches. The 50-60 yard shot that basically stays in it's pitch mark no matter how hard the greens get is an added bonus.

 

Taylormade SIM Max 9 - Aldila Rogue Silver 110 70 S
Titleist 917 F2 16.5 at C1 (15.75) - MRC D+ Limited 80 S
Titleist 818 H2 21 at C4 (22) - MRC Tensei AV White 90 S
Ping i20 4i-PW - KBS Tour S - Yellow Dot
Ping Glide 2.0  52 SS - AWT 2.0 S - Back Dot
Ping Glide 3.0  58 ES - ZZ-115 - Black Dot

Callaway MD5 64 S Grind - TT-115 
Taylormade Spider Tour Red Half-Sightline - 35"

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After experiencing with a Ping i25 7-wood as I was never able to hit any kind of hybrid and I tried many, I bought a 90€ Inesis Hybrid 500 with a stiff Recoil shaft with 24 degrees of loft.

 

For those in Europe, take a look at it and do not be a snob, the hybrid is great, crisp feeling, rather smallish head, workable and goes high.

 

For that price I may even buy the 20 degree one and replace my 5 wood.

 

I am decent at hitting a four iron and the 7 wood may go longer but this is a good club at a good price.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, leeux said:

After experiencing with a Ping i25 7-wood as I was never able to hit any kind of hybrid and I tried many, I bought a 90€ Inesis Hybrid 500 with a stiff Recoil shaft with 24 degrees of loft.

 

For those in Europe, take a look at it and do not be a snob, the hybrid is great, crisp feeling, rather smallish head, workable and goes high.

 

For that price I may even buy the 20 degree one and replace my 5 wood.

 

I am decent at hitting a four iron and the 7 wood may go longer but this is a good club at a good price.

 

 

I used to see a few mentions of the I25 7w but they never seemed to be available for retail. That is a club I would have been interested in.

Ping G410 Plus 12°/Xcaliber SL55, Maltby KE4 TC 5w/Xcaliber SL FW r flex, Maltby KE4 HyWay 21°/Xcaliber SL r flex, Maltby KE4 Tour TC 4h/Xcaliber Rapid Taper r flex, Maltby KE4 Tour TC 5h/Xcaliber Rapid Taper r flex, Maltby KE4 Tour+ 6-G/Xcaliber Rapid Taper r flex, Maltby TSW 54° and 58°/Xcaliber Rapid Taper r flex, Mizuno Bettinardi C06

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On 10/17/2021 at 5:10 PM, azgreg said:

Nickent 3DX DC 23° hybrid with a FST 115 stiff shaft and GP Tour Velvet +4 midsize grip. Has turned out to be a perfect 200 yard club for me.

 

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Wow, I havent seen one of those in a while!! I wonder where you found it in MINT condition... 

 

 

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2 hours ago, golfpramparo said:

Wow, I havent seen one of those in a while!! I wonder where you found it in MINT condition... 

 

 

I bought the head from a guy over at GolfBuzz for $15 shipped.

 

Driver: Adams 9088 UL

Fairways: TM V-Steel 4w and 7w

Hybrids: Nickent 3DX 23° 4h

Irons: Maltby TE Forged 5-gw

Wedge: Acer XB Satin 54° and 60°

Putter: Tiger Shark Great White GW-3

 

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Without a doubt it's been my Tour Edge ES521 Hybrids. If there is a more controlled , easy to hit hybrid on the market I've yet to hit it. What surprised me the most is the solid feel. I believe they are the most underrated hybrid on the market by a landslide.

Callaway Epic Max

Ping G425 5 wood

Tour Edge E521 4,5, Hybrid

Tour Edge C522  5-AW

Ping Glide 58ES

Ping Redwood Anser / Piper S

 

 

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I've changed almost my entire bag this year but I think it would have to be my Edel 58* that I got in the giveaway here. I had given up on my 60* previously since I was no longer getting along with it. After I won the Edel and put it in play it's been the only club I use within 80 yards of the green. So reliable and easy to hit. I've been tempted to sell my T20 54* that I got earlier this year and replace it with another Edel.

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If only I could settle on a putter. That would be the biggest surprise of 2021 and the best.

Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

Driver PXG 0811 X G4 10.5 set to 9.5
3 Wood Adam’s Tight Lie 16 degrees
3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash 17 20 23 degrees 
6-GW PXG 0311 XP G4
52 Degree PXG 0311 wedge 
56 degree PXG 0311 wedge 

Holloway Side saddle Putter 
 

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Biggest surprise is that I put a Ping club in my bag. Did not see that coming. Went to a fitting and they asked if I wanted to try anything specific. I said I just want the one that works best for me. Told them I want a couple specific things out of it and it turned out to be a Ping. Never had a ping club before.

 

 

9*GBB 2016, GD tour AD-MT6s
14.5* Ping G425 LST Accra TZ6 75 M4
19* TEE CB Pro U Ust Mamiya international series tour spx 85s
4,5 iron Mizuno MP-18 FliHi Modus 3 tour 120s
6-pw Mizuno MP-18sc Modus 3 tour 120s
52* Vokey SM6 F grind bent to 51
56* Vokey SM8 F grind bent to 55
60*-Callaway PM Grind
Sizemore xb-1 mid slant tour proto

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The biggest surprise change/addition for me was putting a PXG driver in my bag! I just could not ignore the price of the 0811X+ Prototype driver compared to everything else out there. I think my Epic Flash may be a little longer comparing center hit to center hit, but the PXG is more consistent for me.

 

The 2nd biggest surprise is that I am now considering PXG irons, 0211DC to be precise.

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At age 33 I've come to embrace hybrids. I started the year with two. I'm up to four and may not be done. 18* - 21* - 24* - 28*. I simply hit more greens with them. My handicap has never been better.

TaylorMade SIM Max 9*

Exotics EXS Pro 3 Wood 15*

Callaway Epic Flash Hybrid 18* + 21* + 24*

TaylorMade Sim Max Hybrid 28*

PXG 0311P 7-PW

Maltby TSW DRM 50, 55, 60

Cleveland Classic Belly (DIY armlock conversion)

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A 56° wedge.  Not that this is all that shocking, in and of itself.  What is surprising is that it is currently my highest lofted wedge.  

 

I am fully committed to picking better targets into greens and smarter shot selections around greens, even if I have to remove every high-lofted wedge in my bag to make the point to myself, lol!

Epic MAX LS w/AD BB

Razr Fit 12° w/ Kuro Kage 
X Forged UT 18° & 22° w/PX
Apex Pro '19 5-A w/PX
X Forged Jaws 53 & 59 w/PX
White Hot #5 Center Shafted
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On 10/30/2021 at 4:38 PM, Flames20 said:

Biggest surprise is that I put a Ping club in my bag. Did not see that coming. Went to a fitting and they asked if I wanted to try anything specific. I said I just want the one that works best for me. Told them I want a couple specific things out of it and it turned out to be a Ping. Never had a ping club before.

 

 

 

That 3 wood is amazing! I was playing with another guy a few weeks back who also had one. He looked at me when I pulled mine out and said "Man, that PING 3 wood is a cheat club!" I agree. Straight, spins the right amount, and plenty hot off the face.

For me, the biggest surprise is my TSI3 driver. First Titleist club outside of a short lived experiment with Vokey wedges years ago.

Titleist TSI3 8°, Xcaliber Avalon 6 tour stiff, tipped 1", D3 surefit and H2, D5 SW, 45 3/8", PING G425 LST 3 wood, set at 13.5° Xcaliber Avalon T6*, tipped 1 1/4" 43 1/2", D4, Maltby KE4 FDI 19° (bent to 17°)Modus 120S 3 iron shaft,

Maltby TS-1 irons, Modus 120X soft stepped once, D4, 2° flat, 4-6, Dynamic Gold Sensicore x100 7-pw

Cleveland RTX Zipcore wedges, black satin, 50°, 54°, 58°

Ping TR series Anser 5, 33", 2° flat, 1.5° strong

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